Puppy and kitten asleep in pet bed.
Whether you’re looking for a cat bed for your feline friend or a dog bed for your padded pal, we’ve pulled together all the information you need to find a bed they’ll love.
If they fit - they'll sit
What are the different pet bed sizes available to you?
Small pet beds
Usually 50-60cm in diameter, these little loungers are ideal for small cats or dogs like Chihuahuas or Yorkshire Terriers.
Medium pet beds
For larger cats or small dogs like a Pug or Dachshund, look for a bed between 60-70cm in diameter for extra comfort.
Large pet beds
Dogs such as Beagles or Whippets suit larger spots. Beds with a diameter between 70-80cm offer space to curl up or stretch out.
Extra-large pet beds
These average between 80-90cm and will comfortably fit bigger dogs such as Collies, Labradors or Dalmatians.
Pick the best material for your pet
Plastic pet beds
Practical, durable and low maintenance – these are seen as more hygienic as they don’t retain water and are easy to clean. Just pop in a cushion or blanket for added cosiness.
Waterproof pet beds
These will not absorb water or any other liquids and can be wiped clean. Making them ideal for pups who love to play in ponds…puddles…any pool of water!
Memory foam pet beds
Help your four-legged friend settle down with a memory foam mattress. They provide ultimate comfort, supporting your pet’s weight whilst moulding to their body shape.
Beds with sides
These tend to have 3 higher sides, and one lowered side for easy access. Great for dogs to lean against, and help them feel safe and snug once they settle down.
Cushions or mattresses
Providing a bit more space, these are ideal for dogs that prefer to stretch out. For ultimate comfort, why not treat your fluffy family member to a memory foam mattress or dog blanket?
For curious cats, try a multi-functional bed. Look for scratching posts they can climb, or attachments that’ll help tire them out.
Ultimate hibernation. An igloo bed provides all-round shelter for optimum cosiness. This design gives your little furball a safe and secure place to curl up.
Cat radiator beds
Cat naps are much nicer when they’re warm and cosy. These beds provide warmth from your radiator and gives them a higher place to perch.
Smart pet beds
The Smart Cozy Pet House lets you know when your pet is home. You can also regulate the temperature inside the pod, all from an app on your phone.
Orthopaedic pet beds
With contoured foam layers, an orthopaedic designed pet bed helps distribute weight evenly to reduce pressure points and soothe aches and pains. So, your pet can relax in peace.
Top tips for the best kip
For senior pets
Memory foam or orthopaedic beds will help support aging joints and offer a more relaxing sleep. Pick a bed with easy access for them, as well as warm cosy materials.
Dogs who like to chew
Durable materials like plastic or wicker, should withstand testing teeth. Avoid beds with extra attachments such as zips or buttons – it might encourage curious minds.
Pets with allergies
A hypoallergenic bed is probably best as it’s designed to be more sensitive to your pet’s skin. Pick a washable bed or cover too, so you can easily keep it in tip-top condition.
Most pet beds are machine washable, or have removable covers and padding. In between washing, try a pet vacuum cleaner which’ll help remove stubborn fur.
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